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Program and Meeting
September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Kansas Birding Trail: using a new resource for bird finding in our state, by Mike Rader.
The Kansas Birding Trail Project was initiated from an idea pitched to Kansas Dept. of Wildlife & Parks Secretary Brad Loveless in early 2020. The project was given to Mike in September of that year, with the resulting project rolled out in March of 2022. This program will outline the process of making the brainstorming concept a reality. A tour of the site, instructions on how to use the site, viewing of the promotional video and a discussion of ideas to continually improve the project will be discussed.
Mike has worked for KDWP since 1989. He was a Conservation Worker at Wilson State Park for eighteen years and transferred to the Education Section of the agency in 2007, serving as the Wildlife Education Supervisor. He has been interested in birds his entire life, but really became actively involved in birding when he was at K-State in the early 1980’s. Under the supervision of Ted Cable and others, his passion, and sometimes obsession, with birds was cultivated. He has been a board member and president of the Kansas Ornithological Society, a member of the Kansas Bird Records Committee and maintains involvement on several bird-related projects including conducting Breeding Bird Survey routes, conducting bird identification workshops for various programs and was a regional coordinator for the Kansas Breeding Bird Atlas project.